Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – US science-based company DuPont opened its first liaison office at Uttara in the capital Dhaka on Monday.

The company offers products and services for various market segments including agriculture and food, apparel and textiles, renewable energy.

Balvinder S Kalsi, president for South Asia of DuPont, and Showkat A Sarkar, country manager, inaugurated the office.

Founded in 1802, DuPont has operations in more than 90 countries.

“DuPont is responding by sharpening our focus to meet the increasing demand for food, protecting lives and the environment, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels and meeting emerging market demand for science-based solutions,” Kalsi said in a statement.

BBN/SI/SSR-07Dec10-11:48 am (BST)